Project Description

Kaew Petch

Age : 55+
Arrival at WFFT : 9th April 2014 from Pattaya, in the same camp we recently rescued La Ong Dao from.
Working History : Logging, Trekking.
As a trekking elephant, Kaew Petch was forced to carry tourist each day even though she was malnourished and underweight. Suffering from a poor diet and neglect and Kaew Petch now has a fungal infection which covers 60% of her body and causes her to be extremely itchy.
Temperament : Curious, wary of people
Distinguishing physical features :

  • Tall elephant
  • Very thin
  • Obvious dry skin
  • Beautiful blue-grey eyes

Characteristics :
Kaew Petch is a very curious elephant who follows volunteers and staff in search of food and treats. She enjoys her showers and loved to be scrubbed by volunteers as her skin condition cause her to be extremely itchy. After few months getting used to be unchained and free, she is now more independant and less afraid of humans. She can be unpredictable and sometimes a bit agressive.

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Kaew Petch’s Story

February 2017

Enrichment time for the ele’s

By | February 28th, 2017|

Here are some images from our latest ele tyre toy enrichments. Hours of fun was had when the new toy was given to Pin's herd, squeaks, rumbles, kicks and lots of trumpets galore.

A Helping Hand (Trunk) for little Pin

By | February 24th, 2017|

As Pin explores her new enclosure she is under the close watch of her doting aunties, La ong Dao and Keaw Petch, and mother Pun. The new lake within the enclosure is considerably larger than [...]

WFFT’s Newest Elephant Enclosure

By | February 14th, 2017|

The latest new enclosure for elephants has just been completed at the WFFT Elephant Refuge - Thailand. We have created a new large area for Pin’s herd, tripling the size of their current habitat. Pin [...]

November 2016

Happy 2nd Birthday to our Special Little Princess

By | November 13th, 2016|

We held a birthday party for little Pin yesterday as she reached two years old. Here are some images of the celebrations with her mother Pun, and aunties Kaew Petch and La Ong Dao. Here’s [...]

June 2016

Our Little Elephant Family

By | June 29th, 2016|

Take a look at our little family of elephants, Pin and mummy Pun, and aunties La Ong Dao and Kaew Petch having fun exploring the neighboring enclosure while we plant new large trees within their [...]

April 2014

Kaew Petch, new member of Thai Elephant Refuge

By | April 9th, 2014|

‘Kaew Petch’ meaning ‘Diamond Glass’ was rescued in the early days of April 2014 from a tourism elephant camp in Pattaya where she was being exploited as a trekking elephant. The 50 year old female [...]